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UK Skins Is Back!

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Yes! Take note, American version!

This is teen drama done RIGHT!

Check out the new promo for the upcoming fifth season of the UK series, Skins, featuring the brand new, third generation cast (above)!

The last two groups of castmembers are a tough act to follow, but we they'll do just fine!

P.S. Isn't the androgynous-looking chick, Frankie, the little girl from The Golden Compass?!

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27 comments to “UK Skins Is Back!”

  1. 1

    Yes that is indeed Lyra from The Golden Compass.

  2. 2

    Yup! Dakota Blue Richards from The Golden Compass is playing Franky! After how the last series ended, I have no idea how this series is going to compare.

  3. 3

    Oh crap, i have to catch up on Season 4! And when is this going to air on BBC America? SOOOOO much better than the US crapfest version I've seen ads for.

  4. 4

    I did not see the trailer but am hearing from allot of people that the new generation is absolute shit compared to the last 2.

  5. 5

    The US one hasn't even debuted yet….can we give it a fair shot, please.

  6. 6

    I'm not feeling this generation.. And not getting the skins vibe from it at all!
    The first 2 generations were AMAZING!. This I feel is going to be shit.

  7. 7

    Season 1 and 2 were aaaaamazing. I didn't even finish season 3, let alone season 4. It appears that it's getting worse with time…

  8. 8

    Dakota Blue Richards aka Frankie is the new Tilda Swinton. That girl is FIERCE!

  9. 9

    Ohhhh my…this doesn't look like a very good season. First was the best, second was pretty good and this one looks shit. I agree with all my fellow posters who said they don't get the Skinz vibe from this generation. Looks pretty lame… Sad face.

  10. 10


  11. 11

    I've never even heard of this show. Why do they insist on importing shitty british shows to the US and remaking them? Keep that crap over there. We have enough of our own shitty shows we don't need any more from the Uk, Canada etc. Lawd have mercy!

  12. 12

    I loooved the first cast, I JUST started on the second cast, only saw one episode, but I really didn't care for it. But either way, I def don't think I'll see the US version as it seems it's verbatim Skins UK, and I think they should inject some originality. Either way, I'll stick it out and see a couple more episodes of season 3 before I judge this new crop of teens.

  13. 13

    OmG im soooo pumped to see this… this whole while im cussing out mtv for bringing this show to America when it was bloody brillant in the UK this new American version is line for line the same as the UK and soooo not believable…. can't wait for the original to start again and show the Yanks just what they completely Fecked up!!

  14. 14

    @Fletcher, ummm if you've never heard of the show then how do you know if it's crappy or not? OOOH SNAP! That's called judging a book by its cover!

    Also, if you have netflix, I suggest you do some watch instantly and get yourself acquainted, I LOVED Skins, or at least the first two seasons, haven't yet gone through the third.

  15. 15

    Wow - Even the ad for UK series 5 looks better (although different than series 1-4) than anything Ive seen re. the US version. But you just cant get better than the first two series of the UK version - it was outstanding. Tony, Michelle, Sid, Cassie, Maxxie and Chris were unforgettable!

  16. 16

    wow! doesnt look so hot! they kinda royally fucked series 3 so hopefully this new cast will be better.

    doesnt the black chick look exactly like Jal from the first cast???

  17. 17

    It would be one thing if the American copies would have the swearing and sexy bits with out all the beep, delete, beep, delete. Totally takes away from it. If you want to check out another great Brit show get all 6 seasons of "Shameless" Totally awesome show. James McElvoy is such a hotty in it. Perez do you agree with me?

  18. 18

    Dunno how it'll compare to the first two generations. Then again, I vehemately hated generation 2 until I gave it a shot and fell in love with Effy, so hopefully the same thing'll happen here. It does seem like a different vibe, though.

    Cheers, Skins fanatics, to one of the most awesome series in the world!

  19. 19

    all i have to say is if i see a US version of Misfits all hell will break loose

  20. 20

    Re: bich45 – The 2nd was complete shit compared to the 1st, so the 3rd must be really terrible.

  21. 21

    That show is totally inappropriate. It really crosses the line. Anyone letting their kids watch it are neglectful.

  22. 22

    Re: Fletcher – Its your remakes that are shitty, not our originals,
    US versions have to have all the sex and swearing taken out and the shooting put in

  23. 23

    Re: Samantha Donahue – that will probably happen they already took skins and shameless and the inbetweeners is coming out over there too

  24. 24

    it looks….different!!! I'll give it a go. This is the first year I'm watching it in HD so I'm excited. Can't wait til the 27th :) The name 'Frankie' just reminds me of Freddie from the 2nd gen and that's still a sore subject for some I think

  25. 25

    Although us British people can create amazing drama TV shows, I agree that this one doesn't look as good as the last 2 series. I just hope it lives up to its expectations!

  26. 26

    Skins series 1 & 2 were ah-may-zing. Series 3 was absolutely bollocks, but series 4 definitely redeemed itself (mostly through Emily, Naomi and JJ)…hoping that this isn't going to be quite as much of a bomb.
    U.S version practicall has the exact same script as the UK version, which is probably what makes it so weak.

    But I'll definitely give it a chance.

  27. 27

    Ah good old E4 where I get my Glee, How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, 90210, Friends & Scrubs fix :D